Yet another tiny restaurant that it’s nigh-on impossible to get a table in, but when you do see what the fuss is about. Some of the best value cooking around, the lunchtime small and large plates cost just ¤5 and ¤10 but many of the “small” plates are full meals in themselves.
There’ll be no afternoon slump with the spiced seafood chowder or the risotto of pancetta, pea, chili & parsley. At night, the menu comes at ¤25 for two courses, again great value. They have house wine by the glass or you can BYOB, and you can bring your own vinyl to play on their record player. Groovy.
THE WOOLLEN MILLS
42 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland 01 828 0835, thewoollenmills.com ¤ Calling itself an “eating house” was right on the money, because you’ll over-order here and still lick the plates clean. In a well-restored old mill building with great views of the Ha’apenny Bridge, we hope the outdoor terrace remains as hospitable in winter.
The curried crab claws with samphire (¤16) are delicious and the ham hock, baby potato, black pudding and poached
THE GOOD ROOM
Rose Cottage, Adare, Co Limerick, 061-396 218 thegoodroomadare.ie, ¤